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Strip 2029 of Quantum Vibe
Today on Quantum Vibe: The universe provides
Strip 2029 - Click strip above to goto the next strip.
First Seen: Wed 2019-12-04
Story & Art: Scott Bieser - Sci-Fi Adventure Mondays.
Dark plans fall like thunderbolts.
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A thousand years in the future, humanity has colonized worlds in nearly 100 galaxies, thanks to Quantum Vibremonic technologies developed five centuries earlier. Other new technologies have created various off-shoots of humanity and extended life expectancies five-fold. The story begins with how a mad scientist and his plucky assistant, along with their robot friend, brought humanity to the stars, and continues with the adventures of some unique people in fantastic places.

Quantum Vibe: Seamus - By Scott Bieser w/Zeke Bieser & Lea Jean Badellas

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Transcript For Strip 2029

Panel 1
Another side view of the asteroid against the stellar background.
Caption: The asteroid is mostly iron, with traces of zinc and gold, and a coating of carbon.
Caption: It is 65 meters long, an average of 16.2 meters thick. Call it 275,000 cubic meters.
Caption: It masses a bit more than 2 million tonnes.
Panel 2
Close-up on the trailing end of the asteroid. We can see the machinery embedded in it.
Caption: Suppose you wanted to accelerate this massive object to, say 9-tenths of light-speed.
Caption: You can start with a combination ion/gravity drive to get things started.
Caption: But this won't get you very far, or very fast.
Panel 3
Pull back a bit to show the asteroid approaching a black-hole which is noticeably closer now.
Caption: However, the universe provides. In this case, part of the solution is a medium-sized black-hole, in this case about 250 solar masses.
Caption: Guided by automated, on-board drives, the asteroid falls faster and faster toward the inescapable abyss.
Panel 4
The missile is now so close the black hole and its halo fill the panel.
Caption: Of course, if it continues on this path, and crosses the black-holes' Schwartzschild Radius, then the whole exercise would be rather pointless.
Caption: As if someone would go to the trouble of finding an almost pure-iron asteroid, attach some expensive gear to it, and send it into a black hole, pointlessly.

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